Andrea Ics Ferraris

Born in 1974 Andrea Ferraris is a self-taught musician coming from a hardcore/experimental background, he started touring Europe during the nineties and recorded with bands like Burning Defeat and Onefineday. While evolving his listenings and his technique he started playing with musicians hailing from an heterogeneous background be it rock, electronics, etc. With the passing of years he started following his attitude for experimental music, using more and more effects/instruments and different techniques and started playing “cheap electronics” and/or laptop. Actually he plays with the electro-acoustic ensemble Airchamber 3, with the kraut-industrialist combo Ur, with experimental-psychedelic group Luminance Ratio and with IDM post-drum & bass duo Ulna. He’s played/collaborated/recorded with: John Russell, Me Raabenstein (Nonine recordings/Slowcream), Maurizio Bianchi, Mark Beazley (Rothko),  Andrea Marutti (Amon/Never Known), Claudio Parodi, Gianni Mimmo, Giuseppe Verticchio (Nimh, Hall of Mirrors), Michael Palace (Horchata) Marylin Tognolli (Kill the Thrill), Barbara De De Dominicis, Alessandro Cartolari (Anatrofobia), Nicola Guazzaloca, Matteo Uggeri (Hue/Sparkle in Grey), Cria Cuervos,  Sil Muir, St.ride, Lonius, Valerio Zucca (Abstract Q/3EEM), Craig Hilton, Mujika Easel (Eisi), Luca Sigurtà, Harshcore, Matteo Uggeri, One Fine Day, Alessandro Buzzi, Deep End, Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick, Burning Defeat, En, Permanent Scar, Polis, Bobby Soul/Contesti Scomodi.
He has s a bunch of releases out on the following labels:
Afe, Tophet Prophet, Karlrecords, Camera Obscura, Taalem, Genet records, Green, Fratto 9 under the sky, Zahr, Shove, Household Name, Loveboat, Chewz.
Andrea currently writes for Chaindlk, Sodapop and among the others has interviewed: Lydia Lunch, Jarboe, Guy Marc (Sub Rosa), Taylor Deupree/12k, Mick Harris, Foetus, Marc Clifford (Seefeel/Disjecta), Joe Lally (Fugazi), Tim Rutili (Red Red Meat/Califone), Maurizio Bianchi, Eraldo Bernocchi, Cerberus Shoal, Scott McCloud (Girls against Boys), Teho Teardo.

Ulna “ligment” cd (Karlrecords) 2012
Maurizio Bianchi + Ics “Vir-Uz” cd (Farmacia901) 2011
Ur  tape (No Visible Scar) 2011
Ur  “J”  tape (Silentes) 2011
Ur  “Gettin’ rid of the albatros” tape (Taxi Driver) 2011
Andrea ics Ferraris + Matteo Uggeri (feat. Mujika Easel and Andrea Serrapiglio) cd (Hibernate) 2010
Ur + Harshcore “Throw yourself…” cdr 2010
Ur “the day of the Lord” (06.06.06 session)” cdr Abgurd 2010
Ur + DBPIT “Throw yourself…” cdr (Solitude Beast) 2010
St.ride “cercando niente” cdr (Niente) 2010
No + Ics “M-Type-Alpha” cdr (Ripples) 2010
Ur / Regosphere tape (DumpsterScore) 2010
Ur / Iron Molar cdr (Fucking Clinica, Alampo, Locust Swarm) 2009
Luminance Ratio “like little garrisons besieged” cd (Boring Machines) 2009
Sil Muir “s/t” cd (Diophantine) 2009
Meerkat “kapnos” cd (Grey Sparkle, Nitghthawk Tapes, etc) 2009
Ulna “frcture” cd (Karlrecords) 2008
Sil Muir / Gianluca Becuzzi, Luigi Turra “Play to: Bn Chora.Jugement” cd 2008
Ur / Iron Molar s/t cdr (Fucking Clinica, Alampo) 2009
Ur + Craig Hilton “I will be the light” cd (Afe) 2008
Sil Muir vs Horchata 3“cdr (Taalem) 2008
Airchambr 3 “Crumble” (Amirani) cd 2008
Ur “trieb” cd (Tophet Prophet) 2008
Lonius “s/t” cdr (Setola di Maiale) 2008
Ur “four calls for locusts” cd (Mask of the Slave) 2008
Andrea Marutti “the brutality of misbreathing” (Opaco) 2007
Ur “Triadic memories” cdr (Afe) 2006
Deep End “Kiss the light goodbye” cd (Fratto9) 2005
Ur “Baptism and birthday” cdr (private release) 2005
Deep End split with Giardini di Mirò 10” (Love Boat) 2003
One Fine Day “Synapsis” cd (Shove / Household Name) 2003
Polis “Ich” cd (PK) 2003
Deep End “Tsunami” cd (Love Boat) 2000
One Fine Day split with Dead Inside 7” (Household Name) 2000
One Fine Day mcd (Genet / Green) 1999
Burning Defeat “Seldom” lp/cd (Green) 1996
Permanent Scar s/t lp (Green) 1995
Burning Defeat “Singlin’ out the aims” 7” (Green) 1994

Appearences / Technical

Orton/Luca Sigurtà  (recording and remix by Ics) tape (Tulip) 2011
Larva-108 (pre-mastering by Ics) – “99.09 Inside the stones” cd (Greytones) 2010
Hall of Mirrors “Forgotten Realm” cd (Silentes) 2010
Sparkle In Grey (guitar, electronics Ics) / Tex La Homa 12″ (Musica di Un certo Livello) 2010
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick (vocals, keyboard Ics) stuck in the room full of mirrors cd (Urtovox) 2000
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick (bass Ics) No freeway, No plan, No trees (Urtovox, Camera Obscura) 2008
En (vocals Ics) s/t mcd (private release) 2004